Many of the world's leaders are visiting New York in the next two weeks to take part in the debate marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 7: SHARP: "Mr. President, I speak today for Canada and i pledge Canada to full support of the United Nations in the years to come. We cannot, together or separately, solve all mankind's problems at once. Dissatisfaction and unease will remain part of the common human experience. If we have the will, the courage and the patience we can make greater progress in the next quarter century than in the last, so that the youth of our time, and of times to come, may receive from us a United Nations equal to its tasks and a world in which they, in their time, can build upon the foundation we have laid. Thank you".
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Background: Many of the world's leaders are visiting New York in the next two weeks to take part in the debate marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Canada External Affairs Minister, Mr. Mitchell Sharp, who spoke on Wednesday (14 October), was the first to address the session.
Security checks outside the U.N. building have been of the visitors and also because of recent incidents there. Cuban exiles who believe that the Prime Minister of Cuba, Dr. Fidel Castro, may speak during the debate, demonstrated outside the building on Tuesday. They tore down the Cuban and Byelo-Russian flags and were attacking the Soviet Flag when U.N. guards intervened.
Originally it was thought at 70 or 80 Heads of State or Government would take part in the session but this has now dwindle to about 40. The Soviet Prime Minister, Mr. Kosygin, is among those who have decided not to make the trip.
Mr. Sharp's speech included an explanation of why Canada is supporting the view that the Peoples' Republic of China should be admitted to the U.N. He also expressed the hope that the organisation would make greater progress in its second 25 years than it had done in its first.